LINDSBORG — The last time the Bethany College women were at home, they played perhaps their worst game of the year in being routed by county rival McPherson College.
On Saturday, they were back at Hahn Gym and played perhaps their best game of the year.
The Swedes rode a 19-0 blitz in the second half to stun Southwestern 66-54 as this was a game the Moundbuilders probably had marked in the “x” column before it even began.
Samirah Miller scored 17 points and Tehya Peters furnished 14 as Bethany is now 4-10 in the KCAC and 6-14 overall. Southwestern had been hoping to get back to .500 in the KCAC as its fighting for one of the lower-tier playoff spots with a host of teams.
Jordyn Miller, a sure-fire All-KCAC pick, led Southwestern with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
The Swedes have a great chance to make it two in a row Wednesday when York comes to town. The Panthers have just one win.
• SOUTHWESTERN MEN 91, BETHANY 84 — It’s becoming the most-asked question in the KCAC.
What’s wrong with the Bethany men?
The Swedes’ mystifying spiral continued as they have lost seven games in a row to go from top KCAC contender to fighting for a playoff berth.
Bethany is 0-7 since the calendar has turned to 2017 even though it still has the same cast of tremendous individual talent.
Cameron Hunt scored 28 points and DJ Wallace 23 for the Builders.
Khalid Washington led Bethany with 17 points, Cody Harris scored 16, Jesse Patrick 15 and Tyler Larkin 11.
The Swedes will have their hands full on Thursday as an angry York team comes to town. The Panthers began the week just a game out of first, but lost twice to fall three games back of Tabor.